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Anti-Defamation League CEO Rebukes Trump for Saying White Nationalism Not a Rising Threat: ‘Wrong on the Facts’

The head of the Anti-Defamation League called out President Donald Trump today for his recent comments saying he doesn’t see white nationalism as a rising threat following the horrific New Zealand terror attack.

Jonathan Greenblatt told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that “white supremacy is a global terror threat,” noting there is a connection between white supremacists in the U.S., those in Europe, and the tragedy in New Zealand.

On Trump’s comments specifically, Greenblatt brought up stats from the last year to say “he’s wrong on the facts.”

He said Trump and others should be calling out global white supremacy. Baldwin countered that for many people it may ring hollow. Greenblatt disagreed:

“Our president is not just the Commander-in-Chief, he’s also the header-in-chief. He represents the values of our country. And we nee this president to really represent our values. Diversion, inclusion, respect. There’s a role and a set of responsibilities the president has that go far beyond signing bills, sitting at the resolute desk.”

He also called on Silicon Valley companies to crack down on hate on the internet.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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